May Allah keep Marhum Niyazi always in peace.
Dharma Raj says, "I donot understand why Indian muslims seeking reservations."
Ex-Dalits who converted to Islam should get reservations just like any other Dalits. Dalits who converted to Buddhism or Sikhism do get reservations, but not those who converted to Islam or Christianity! Why? The distinction between Indic religions and alien religions is violative of our Constitution. Religions are universal, not bound by national borders. Why is this so hard for you to understand?
All societies have classes. To compare that with the Hindu caste system is a deception. When there are so many ills in your society, for you to come here nitpicking about things that you hardly know anything about and making stupid comments like, "Here, many people wear the sheet of sheep.But,really they are wolves," is objectionable.
I don’t completely agree with all the stuff I see on this website but I was really pleased to visit it. I truly believe that websites like this one, and many other articles and books, are the real hope the Muslims must be looking forward to. This tells me that perhaps the real Islam which is found in the Qur'an alone is slowly and steadily making its appearance on the horizon. This is, what I call, the true "jihad" against falsehood, calumny, and fabrication that has infested the last 1100 years of the Muslim world.
Thanks to the tragic 9/11—and perhaps more thanks to the advent of the Internet---the Muslims are beginning to see the malaise that has plagued them for such a long time, bringing disgrace to the beautiful and vibrant core teachings of the Qur’an.
What we are witnessing is a tiny speck of light at the end of the tunnel. I think it’s time for the many ignorant and misguiding “Ulema” to pack up and go home; We, the blind follower and gullible disciples of these fake and oppressive pontiffs, got what we deserved as per the Divine Promise, but Allah’s plans cannot be frustrated by the UNTRUTH!
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Islam has always been problematic and it can be traced to Quran. Internet will hasten the fall of Islam.
QUOTE (Shamsuddin Waheed @ Jul 24 2009, 01:56 AM)" I went to the links for New Age Islam and Islam for today. Both sites look like normal, traditional muslim sites. Perhaps one member posted something from GA Perveiz? " Please have a look at this page. About GA Pervaiz and far below this page the some comments about Hadiths and Prophet PBUH and commentary of "Fateh puri about Quran.
Also have a look on this page ,then you will realize what is meant by "ijtihaad" http://www.newageislam.org/NewAgeIslamSear...s=homosexuality Asad This post has been edited by asadxyz on Yesterday, 03:54 AM
I went to the links for New Age Islam http://www.newageislam.com/
and Islam today.
Both sites look like normal, traditional muslim sites. Perhaps one member posted something from GA Perveiz?
To all brothers and sisters.The website quoted in the above article
Rethinking Islam: Need for ijtihad is paramount
shows that Ghulam Ahmad Pervaiz is "Allaama".This indicates the trend of this website.This is a Sunna Rejecters Websites. This the group who
1:Does not believe in Ritual salaat 2:Does not believe in Ritual Hajj3:Does not believe in the Quran (One example is RK and the other example is Irshaad maanji as mentioned in one article of one of our brothers)4:They believe that prostituition is allowed as per Quran 5:They are trying to change the words of the Quran and it is the reason they have uploaded the Quran on the website without diacritical marks6:They are constantly changing the meanings of the Quran.Lie x Lie x Lie = Sunna Rejecters Asad
Holy Quran 4:150(4:150) There are those who disbelieve in Allah and His Messengers and seek to differentiate between Allah and His Messengers, and say: 'We believe in some and deny others, and seek to strike a way between the two.' Holy Quran 4:151(4:151) It is they, indeed they, who are, beyond all doubt, unbelievers; *178 and for the unbelievers We have prepared a humiliating chastisement
Indeed Islam can only be compared to other Ways of Life and not religion. Nowhere in the Qur'an it is referred to as "madhab" (religion).
All ways of life having values have their do'es and don'ts, so does Islam. However it says like laws of nature, if mankind does not behave, it will reap the results of it's deeds, not only right here in this world, but in the hereafter as well.
One has to read the book to fully appreciate the point that the author is trying to make. Passing hasty judgements based on a short synopsis will not help.
In my younger days, it was reading Allama Parwez's books that kept me grounded as a Muslim. Othewise, with my habit of questioning anything and everything and not taking instruction like a blind follower almost made me an agnostic.
The Allama has been responsible for re-introducing rationality in matters of Deen and hundreds have been inspired by his readings his books that were based more on reason than blind acceptance. He never claimed he had the last word on Islam; in his books (he wrote many) he invited criticism and correction (unlike our present day scholars and "maulanas" who seem to think they have the last word on such issues.
Many of Parwez's articles and from those inspired by his line of thought can be found at www.tolueislam.com, and www.toluislam.com . Dr. Shabbir of www.ourbeacon.com considers Parwez as his mentors. Ultimately, students of Parwez understand that they have to base their knowledge on the Qur'an and it's understanding and no scholar has the last word on it.
Parwez was also critical of ahadees fabrications being passed as "authentic" that don't mach the Qur'an and have damaged Islam and continuing to do so in many ways. He cautioned to accept as possibly true only those ahadees that match the Qur'an, are not against science and common sense and do not put the reputation of the Messenger Muhammad, his family and his companions at risk. He reminded all that ahadees collections we have today were collected by Persian Imams more than 200 years after Muhammad passed on, based on hearsay.
We seem to take pride in the fact that Islam is a Deen, or a way of life. But Deen turns out to be a prescribed way of life which is full of rules and regimentations. Concepts of individual liberty and freedom of thought are neglected in such a scheme, although our ulama claim the opposite.
Making distinctions between Deen and Maddhab is not a very fruitful exercise.
Ours is a simple commonsensical faith wherein we accept the unity of God, the prophrthood of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammed, and our obligation to lead virtuous lives, keeping in mind the Day of Judgement. God has given us the wherewithal to know what is right and what is wrong. Our faith is our inner anchor, but it need not become an obsession.